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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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I was asked to repost this oldie but goodie.. so here it is! I have altered tshirts for years and years! You can alter a t-shirt neckline with a easy little 'x' stitch. Have your needle (a chenille is good), Aurifil 12wt or another thread of similar weight You are folding the neckline in half then making 'x' stitches. Pretty much all it is! For the collar, fold the ribbing to meet the seam. Start at the side. Hide the knot in the fold. Stitch 'x's.... until done! I try and keep the thread inside the ribbing so it doesn't... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Free pattern at the END.. guests Angela Lawrence, Stacie Bloomfield, Lydia Nelson, and Amy Friend I love seeing a twist on a classic. Angela Lawrence is an applique person, so of course I'm super excited to talk applique! She works with cotton and wool, and her new wool book is what caught by eye. We are going to talk appliqueing with wool today. BUY Angela's book http://www.appliqueafterhours.com/ Stacie Bloomfield founded Gingiber in 2009 when she... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I love being ready 'ahead of time'... so when there is a Halloween sew along in April & May, I'm all for it! My friends at the Fat Quarter shop joined up with my buddy Anne Sutton of Bunnyhill for a super fun table runner project, perfect for decorating this fall, and gosh.. we have TONS of time to get it done! Anne has the MOST ADORABLE fabric line called Spooky Delights from Moda and there is a kit link at the end for the project in her fabrics. I'm doing a slightly different version, I'm making BOO pumpkins! .... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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my Block 23 is from friend Kari Carr.. this is really a clever block! The story of her block is so sweet, you are really going to love it. As I make my blocks, I think about the designers story. Do I have a similar one, or does their story take me on another path. For Kari's I went on another path as I was making this block. First I had to learn something new, that spike unit is awesome cool to make... My tip, cut an extra set of white units for it.. Mr. Ripper and I had a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My Hometown Charm sew along is a unit every other week, and we are now on Unit #2! I LOVE to make a quilts with others, to sew along and share as we go. It so great to see your versions of my designs!. AND it's motivating to know that we are sewing as a club.. fun fun fun! I am working us roughly across a row. We did the Orange peel block first, which was multiple blocks. Now we'll do the Churn Dash Star, a nice fun .. BIG block! You can sew ahead, i know sometimes we get... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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This month our secret garden is in a very public place, but you might not know it's there! Hershey Garden, in Hershey PA, home of Hershey park! When you read my story at our download page, you'll learn why I selected this one, and you MUST watch the video because I get you a tip for making more HST at once! ************************* DOWNLOAD the PATTERN at FreeQuiltPatterns.INFO And read my story about this month's block Read on to share your block at the end in my quilt show! ************************ article continues below ad Taking photos of roses is SO inspiring!!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Tonia and Janet the club is not free. The patterns are only in the club. It's fun to get mail, so maybe you want to join up!
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This week is a getting organized.. between work.. kind of week! I have a few fun things to share... including 2 freebies! I think i might have told you this before.. like maybe 100 times.. sorry if I repeat... wink! My friend QuiltJane is making her Splendid Sampler with French General fabric, so now I need to have it too! This line really caught my eye because it has the blue, that gorgeous coral, a light chocolate and the taupes. Click over to see the fabrics in detail Buy the Fabric You can find more French General here too! I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am pretty excited for this book tour with my friend Barbara Cline! Her latest book and the quilts, will knock your socks off! Barbara has an amazing way of looking at quilt blocks. In her latest book all the projects are made from the same star unit. How she places fabric and color totally changes up what you see! yes.. all those are the SAME block! I decided to ask Barbara a few insider questions.. because I'm all about the story of the maker. What color fabric to you have the most of ... the least of.. and why... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Layer cakes are so fun to use, nice big 10" squares from a single line. Or you might cut up your scraps into your own 'scrap busting' layer cake! I am sharing a few of my favorite Layer cake freebies. Add a contrasting fabric and away you go to happy quilt making! I also put a link to this page at my Free Pattern page so you can find it again. At the end are links to Layer cakes deals... ohlala! These four quilts are pretty exciting and all start with layer cakes! Download the Patterns Auntie's Diamonds Disappearing 9-patch... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Free Tutorials from my Guests at the END.. guests Blair Stocker, Lynn Harris, Cynthia Frenette, and Lori Brechlin I love when people do interesting things, Blair Stocker is one of those people. Coming from the apparel industry she is now an upcycler of textiles into fun and useful projects! Her book 'Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love' is full of great tips! I am excited for Blair to share of of that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I love being ready 'ahead of time'... so when there is a Halloween sew along in April & May, I'm all for it! My friends at the Fat Quarter shop joined up with my buddy Anne Sutton of Bunnyhill for a super fun table runner project, perfect for decorating this fall, and gosh.. we have TONS of time to get it done! Anne has the MOST ADORABLE fabric line called Spooky Delights from Moda and there is a kit link at the end for the project in her fabrics. Several of us will be making this project and sharing during... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Happy Birthday to our beautiful big Earth!! The Big Blue marble.. to celebrate.. we have something fun.. A Bonus block for our Splendid Sampler™ project! The block pattern is by Cheryl Arkison and I designed the embroidery.. fun fun fun! So what fabric to use for mine? I had recently come across this piece from Frances Newcombe from her older fabric line called Safari Moon , and I thought perfect!! houses... land... so what else do I need/ Maybe a bit of the solar system ... moons... stars.. oh yes please! Download the block at http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/ What about a little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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The Splendid Sampler Block 16, Pieces of Friendship is designed by Lindsay Mayland, my friend and editor at American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. I can remember meeting her for the first time, she came to my school house at the trade show. I love meeting people in person after weeks or sometimes years, of just talking by email or phone. Lindsay's block tells the story of her co-workers teaching her to quilt, and how much of a passion she now has for it. As I make each block for my personal quilt i think about the designer, I think about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Here is how I am approaching 'The Villages' (yes... more than on.. wink!) I decided to start with one charm pack of Lil Red and use it up, then I'll see how they look and decid on which charm pack will be next. Going through my fabrics I found this roll of light prints given to me by my buddy Pam Kitty Morning, time to enjoy those in a quilt! I have already taken a few squares of it out for My Splendid Sampler, most of it is left and I sorted them into colors. This is the final block,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Block 3 of our Charity project 'Crossroads' is the beautiful Friendship block, my favorite theme! I am using my Hometown Girl and the moda Linen for a smaller version that is a wallhanging I will keep as a memory for this year, the full quilt will be auctioned like last year! It used my cottons and batiks. ************************************* DOWNLOAD the Block here PLEASE donate a Minimum of $5.00 here And today in the comments share about the Charity work YOU are doing! ************************************* I am actually doing TWO quilt. One is full size like the original, the other I'll make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. Today is an encore show from July 8, 2013. Listen now by scrolling on the player above to that date! If you are on a device you can't see the player, then click HERE to the radio station website and listen there. Alison Glass,and I chatted about her fabric lines and how she comes up with her ideas. BUY Alison's books, thread, and Fabric Amy Gibson had shared about a quilt exhibit going on in her town, and she has a very personal piece in it. Amy took us behind the scenes... you will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Wonderful Diane!!
Thnk you so much Nancy!
Hi Lynne! it has squares, rectangles, half square triangles and easy fusible applique by machine. If you have done those techniques. than a 1!
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When I designed Hometown Charm I knew I'd want to host a sew along. I personally LOVE to make a quilt along with other people. It's great to see their versions, it's motivating to now that when that block is assigned, it's time to make it! Even if you can sew ahead, often I don't because I prefer to just have fun! I made my quilt in a cotton version and a batik version. I'll be sharing them both as we go along! The Sew Along is broken into 12 units, and we'll do one unit ever other week so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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This month our Aurifil Designer is my friend, and fellow Moda fabric designer, Kate Spain! This is my version of Kate's block... I had such fun learning more about Kate in my interview with her, I think you will learn something you might not know.. like her secret garden of pottery.. really.. you must read it! Read my Interview and at the END is the Kate's Challenge Block. You enter your challenge block below! Once we have 4 blocks I start to get very excited about the possibilities! The blocks are as much a mystery for me as they are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Debra yes, just enter your block, that is it! Teresa you need to resize your photo .. use picmonkey or some other software.
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Here is MY third block for The Splendid Sampler™, Lina's Gift, block 18/100 I am thrilled to do a basket block this time. Baskets are so important to quilters. We keep our sewing supplies in them, we keep our projects in them, we make friends by talking about our baskets.. wait... you don't have friends who collect baskets? Well let me tell you a little story.. but first.. i know you want that block.. so go download it.. then come back.. Go to our Splendid Sampler™ Website to DOWNLOAD my pattern Are you ready? ok.... Let me tell you a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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